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Costume Animator’ - The audience in costume (Who wears the breeches?) A reflexion on scenic research to costumes agency at the University of Hildesheim
By reflecting on the authors own scenic research and performance Costume Animator, this thesis examines how participative settings have an extraordinary effect on the agency of costume. The way in which the extensive experience of costuming can be transferred to the audience members is revealed, thereby reinforcing the idea of costume as both a phenomenon and strong agent. Costume addresses the audience in a way that builds a new relationship and creates room for manoeuvre in both costume and the participant.
The author also stresses the importance for designers and artists to constantly challenge costume, tap its full potential and even stage it themselves.
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